Significant modernization is underway at RAF Lakenheath for F-35A aircraft, a planned “surety dormitory,” and other infrastructure indicating that the nuclear weapons mission may be returning after a hiatus of 15 years.
Russia warned Tuesday it will treat any US move to station nuclear weapons in the UK for the first time in 15 years as an “escalation” after media reports indicated plans to deploy the bombs on British soil.
“If this happens, it will be treated by us as an escalation, which will lead to the exact opposite of achieving the pressing task of removing all US nuclear weapons from Europe,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday, according to state news service Tass.
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Update #2: Russia warns return of US nuclear weapons to UK would be seen as escalation — Reuters
WNU Editor: The Federation Of American Scientists believes the US is preparing to deploy nuclear weapons to the UK …. Increasing Evidence that the US Air Force’s Nuclear Mission May Be Returning to UK Soil (FAS). More here …. Is the US resending nukes to the UK? The FAS thinks so (Interesting Engineering), and here …. Airbase project could pave way for UK to host US nuclear weapons (The Guardian).